Beloved teacher dies in car crash
The accident happened around 17:45 on the N2 outside Grabouw while Nel travelled to Hermanus.
Nel's vehicle collided with a Nissan light duty vehicle (LDV) travelling in the opposite direction.
The driver of the Nissan LDV sustained minor injuries, while Nel was declared dead on the scene.
A culpable homicide case has been opened for investigation purposes.
Friends, colleagues and students of Nel have expressed their shock after hearing the news, especially on social media site, Facebook.
She leaves behind her husband Johan, son, Louis, and daughter, Joanine.